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September 27, 2005

Two Nationally-Respected Professors to Give Talk on Men’s Help Seeking

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Michael Addis, associate professor and chair of the psychology department at Clark University, and James Mahalik, associate professor of psychology at Boston College, will give a talk titled “Men’s Well Being” on Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. in Room 519 of the Hogan Campus Center at the College of the Holy Cross. The lecture is free and open to the public.

The talk will focus on men’s normal health behaviors and underutilization of medical services, particularly psychological therapies.

Mahalik has studied gender socialization and social influence variables as they affect psychological and physical well-being, including health behaviors. Addis is interested in theory and research related to men’s mental health and responses to problems in living, including help-seeking behavior, substance abuse, and variations in the ways mental health problems are perceived and characterized. In 2003, the nationally-respected professors published an article titled “Men, masculinity, and the contexts of help-seeking” in American Psychologist.

The event is sponsored by women’s and gender studies, sociology and anthropology, psychology and the Counseling Center at Holy Cross.

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